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The Latest: WHO declares Zika virus international emergency

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on developments regarding the Zika virus (all times local):

7:30 p.m.

The World Health Organization has announced that the explosive spread of the Zika virus in the Americas is an “extraordinary event” that merits being declared an international emergency. 302 more words

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Combating an Obesogenic Environment

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report last week that found that 41 million children around the world “under the age of five were either overweight or obese.”  The report also found that obesity is no longer restricted to the wealthiest countries.   882 more words

How We Care for God's People

Do you enjoy a warm cup of coffee or a bowl of hot soup on these cold winter days? How many times a day do you use water to clean your dishes, brush your teeth or take a shower? 679 more words

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UN agency links hot dogs and other processed meat to cancer

PARIS (AP) — Bacon, hot dogs and cold cuts are under fire: The World Health Organization threw its global weight behind years of experts’ warnings and declared Monday that processed meats raise the risk of colon and stomach cancer and that red meat is probably harmful, too. 917 more words

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UN: More studies needed on new malaria shots before using it

GENEVA (AP) — Vaccine experts advising the World Health Organization have recommended that further studies be done on a new malaria vaccine to figure out if officials can actually administer the four doses needed. 100 more words

Health

UN: HIV patients should start treatment immediately

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus that causes AIDS should be treated immediately. 407 more words

10 critical mistakes in last year's Ebola outbreak

KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) — An Associated Press investigation has found that the World Health Organization and other responders faced avoidable obstacles in their efforts to stop the spiraling Ebola outbreak last summer in Kenema, a pivotal seeding point for the virus and a microcosm of the messy response across West Africa. 667 more words

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